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List of Trailheads for the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail

This is a comprehensive list of access points and parking lots for the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. The list is in order from north to south. The addresses link to the Google Maps locations for each trailhead.

We have attempted to provide information about the type of restrooms available and drinking water availability, to the best of our knowledge. Please note that restrooms and drinking water may be closed seasonally, for construction, or other reasons.

Please email us with any additions, suggestions, or corrections.

See also:

NameLocationRestroomsDrinking Water
Canal Basin Park
1575 Merwin Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113 
The Scranton Spoon
(Curbside parking)
2065 Scranton Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113
Sokolowski's Overlook
(Parking is south of Abbey Ave.)
1203 University Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113
Camp Cleveland
(No motor vehicle parking)
W 7th St, Cleveland, OH 44113NoYes1.5
Mary Avenue Picnic Area
(No motor vehicle parking)
Mary Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113NoYes
Clark Field871 Clark Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113Yes, indoor plumbing
Steelyard Commons3447 Steelyard Dr, Cleveland, OH 44109
Inside plaza businesses
Inside plaza businesses
Harvard AvenueHarvard Ave W, Cleveland, OH 44105Yes, porta-pottyNo5.3
Lower 40 Loop Restrooms
Accessible from Towpath Trail onlyYes, pit toiletsNo7.5
Canalway Center4524 E 49th St, Cuyahoga Heights, OH 44125 
Yes, indoor plumbingYes7.6 (plus spur trail 0.3 miles uphill from the Towpath)
Canal Road4990 E 49th St, Cleveland, OH 44125NoNo8.3
Bacci Park/Mill Creek Aqueduct5059 Canal Rd, Cleveland, OH 44125No
Thornburg Station
(Parking for restaurant customers only)
8111 Rockside Rd, Valley View, OH 44125
Yes, indoor plumbingYes11.2
Lock 39
(Connects to Rockside Station via footbridge)
Rockside Rd, Valley View, OH 44125NoNo11.3
Rockside Station (CVSR Explorer Station; do not park here unless you are boarding the CVSR Explorer train.)7900 Old Rockside Rd, Independence, OH 44131 
Yes, pit toiletsNo11.3
Canal Exploration Center (CVSR Explorer Stop)7104 Canal Rd, Valley View, OH 44125 
Yes, indoor plumbingYes12.8
Fitzwater RoadFitzwater Rd, Brecksville, OH 44141NoNo14.3
Frazee House7733 Canal Rd, Valley View, OH 44125
Yes, pit toiletsNo14.7
Station Road Bridge/Brecksville Station (CVSR Explorer Station)13614 Station Rd, Brecksville, OH 44141
Yes, indoor plumbing
Red LockW Highland Rd, Northfield, OH 44067 
Yes, pit toiletsNo
Boston Mill Visitor Center (CVSR Explorer Stop)6947 Riverview Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264 
Yes, indoor plumbing
Boston Store
(Limited Mobility parking only)
1550 Boston Mills Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264 
Yes, indoor plumbing
Boston1498 Boston Mills Rd West, Peninsula, OH 44264
Lock 29 / Peninsula Depot (CVSR Explorer Station)1648 Mill St W, Peninsula, OH 44264 
Yes, indoor plumbingYes24.1
Deep Lock Quarry Metro Park5779 Riverview Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
Yes, pit toiletsNo24.9
Hunt Farm Visitor Information Center
(Parking is on the other side of the road)
2045 Bolanz Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
Yes, indoor plumbingYes27.4
Indigo Lake (CVSR Explorer Stop)4300 Riverview Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264 
Yes, pit toiletsNo28
Ira Road3801 Riverview Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264
Yes, pit toiletsNo28.8
Botzum (CVSR Explorer Stop)2928 Riverview Rd, Akron, OH 44313 
Yes, pit toiletsNo30.8
Big Bend1337 Merriman Rd, Akron, OH 44313
Yes, pit toiletsYes34.3
Memorial Parkway499 Memorial Pkwy, Akron, OH 44310
Yes, indoor plumbingYes36.3
Mustill Store57 W North St, Akron, OH 44304
Yes, indoor plumbingYes37.4
Beech StreetBeech Street, Akron, OH 44308NoNo37.7
Akron Northside Station (CVSR Explorer Station)27 Ridge St, Akron, OH 44308 
?No0.5-mile spur trail off the Towpath from the Beech Street Trailhead
Lock 3 Park200 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308
Richard Howe House47 W Exchange St, Akron, OH 44308
Summit Lake380 W Crosier St, Akron, OH 44311
Summit Lake Nature Center411 Ira Ave, Akron, OH 44301
Yes, indoor plumbingYes40.9
Wilbeth Road380 W Wilbeth Rd, Akron, OH 44301
Manchester Road2740 Manchester Rd, Akron, OH 44314
Yes, porta-pottyNo43.7
Barberton5 Fairview Ave, Barberton, OH 44203
Wolf Creek33 Snyder Ave, Barberton, OH 44203
Yes, indoor plumbingYes48
Vanderhoof Road2445 Vanderhoof Rd, New Franklin, OH 44203
Yes, pit toiletsNo50.4
Franklin2328 Center Rd, New Franklin, OH 44216
Yes, pit toiletsNo52.7
Clinton2749 North St, Clinton, OH 44216
Yes, pit toiletsNo54.1
Lake Lucerne7975 Erie Ave NW, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
St. Helena Heritage Park123 Tuscarawas St NW, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Yes, indoor plumbingYes58.1
Lock 46575 Erie Ave NW, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Butterbridge5513 Butterbridge Rd NW, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
No; porta-potty at Olde Muskingum Trail across the bridgeNo60.4
Crystal SpringsErie Ave NW, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Yes, porta-pottyNo62.9
Forty Corners9197 Forty Corners, St. NW, Massillon, OH 44647
Bridgeport Quarry3455 Erie Ave NW, Massillon, OH 44646
Yes, porta-pottyNo64.7
Towpath CourtTowpath Ct NW
Massillon, OH 44646

Lake Avenue135 Lake Ave NW, Massillon, OH 44646
Yes, indoor plumbingYes66.2
Oak Knoll Park6th St SW, Massillon, OH 44647
John Glenn Grove8000 Warmington Rd SW, Navarre, OH 44662
Yes, porta-potty
Craig Pittman Memorial Park8042-8062 Hudson Dr SW, Navarre, OH 44662
Yes, porta-potty
Navarre Bethlehem Park8201 Hudson Dr SW, Navarre, OH 44662
Yes, indoor plumbingYes74.9
Canal Bend6639-6649 Dolphin St SW, Bolivar, OH 44612
Yes, porta-potty
McDonnell717-791 OH-212, Bolivar, OH 44612
Towpath Trail Peace Park
(Parking is for campground guests only.)
689 OH-212, Bolivar, OH 44612
Yes, porta-pottyYes81.6
Fort Laurens11064 Fort Laurens Rd NW, Bolivar, OH 44612
Yes, indoor plumbingYes83.8
Canal Lands Park8645 Dover Zoar Rd NE, Dover, OH 44622
Yes, porta-pottyNo86.7
State Route 800State Route 800, Dover, OH 44622NoNo89.4